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Can the Miami Heat break the Lakers' record?

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01:18 PM ET 03.22 | The 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers' record 33-game regular season winning streak, led by Hall-of-Famers Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain, has been considered by many NBA historians to be untouchable. Don't look any further, here comes the scorching Miami Heat. The Heat extended their own remarkable streak Wednesday night, winning their 24th straight regular season games after a 27-point comeback win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 98-95. On a bizarre night where the game was delayed 35 minutes from tip-off due to a substance leaking from the scoreboard, LeBron James and Company struggled to find any offensive rhythm before they turned on the switch. Miami rallied and went on a 28-10 run in a seven-minute stretch to cut the lead to six before taking it over for good. To make the night even more bizarre, a crazed fan ran on the court wearing a shirt that read "2014 Come Back" to help court LeBron back to Cleveland in 2014, when he is set to become a free agent once again.

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March 22, 2013  07:35 PM ET

With the Knicks in town on April 2nd... you can guarantee it's not happening. But I have a feeling they will lose before meeting the Knicks. They've gotten a few close shaves and are kinda corky..

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March 22, 2013  08:44 PM ET

The record has stood for a long time!!! IMO, I don't think it's a big deal to break the record. The record won't mean "Jack <hit", if the Heat don't win the NBA title this year!!!

March 22, 2013  10:31 PM ET

Lets all be witnesses to history, go Heat!

March 22, 2013  11:14 PM ET

all this record means is that one team had all the superstars, the rest of the competetion was mediocre. Same was true for the lakers run. Their schedule was tame. Now if this was done in the 80's with the lakers/celtics/76ers/etc, that would be an achievement, which is why it didnt happen in that decade due to the good teams..

March 23, 2013  12:02 AM ET

If they do it...it will be nice to see....maybe run it a few games extra, for good measure.

March 23, 2013  05:33 AM ET

I hope Miami don't sacrifice their playoff energy by chasing this record, the way Rondo sacrificed Boston by chasing his assists records.

March 23, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Let them burn out trying to break the record

March 23, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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Let them burn out trying to break the record

Right! I hope for whatever is worse for them.

March 23, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Right! I hope for whatever is worse for them.

Engine failure on their charter jet?

March 23, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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Engine failure on their charter jet?

Whoa! Nothing that final, but I'm not above career ending knee injuries all around.

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March 23, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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Whoa! Nothing that final, but I'm not above career ending knee injuries all around.

Don't get soft on this one. We need to remove that blight from south beach. Once and for all.

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March 23, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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Whoa, fellow. It's just a sport. You don't want to murder an entire team of athletes simply because they're not well-liked.

Who said anything about murder? I would consider it a public service.

March 23, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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You call them "pricks" and then you say "stay classy"?

He meant to say "Stay thirsty".

 
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